Allegan County, Michigan

Allegan County is a county located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Allegan.

Geography

The County is located in the southwest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, on the west by Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes, and has an area of ​​4748 square kilometers, of which 2143 square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Ottawa County, Kent County, Barry County, Kalamazoo County and Van Buren County.

History

Allegan County was formed in 1831 from parts of Barry County and free territory. As of 1835 it had a government. It was named by Henry Schoolcraft for a word from the Indian language.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Allegan County 105 665 people in 38 165 households, and 28,394 families. The population density was 49 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 93.47 percent White, 1.31 percent African American, 0.55 percent Native American, 0.55 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 2.77 percent from other races groups; 1.32 percent were descended from two or more races. 5.72 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 38 165 households out of which 37.4 percent of children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.4 percent were married couples living together, 9.1 percent were single mothers and 25.6 percent were non-families. 20.7 percent of all households and 7.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.15 persons.

28.9 percent of the population were under 18 years old. 8.0 percent 18 to 24 years 30.0 percent between 25 and 44, 22.0 percent between 45 and 64 years, and 11.1 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 45,813, and the median income for a family $ 51,908. Males had a median income of $ 38,681, women $ 26,887. The per capita income was $ 19,918. 5.0 percent of families and 7.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Allegan
  • Bakersville
  • Beachmont
  • Bentheim
  • Boyd
  • Bradley
  • Bravo
  • Burnips
  • Castle Park
  • Cedar Bluff
  • Cheshire Center
  • Chicora
  • Corning
  • Diamond Springs
  • Douglas
  • Dunningville
  • East Saugatuck
  • Fennville
  • Fillmore
  • Ganges
  • Glenn
  • Glenn Stores
  • Graafschap
  • Grange Corners
  • Hamilton
  • Hawkhead
  • Hilliard
  • Holland
  • Hollywood
  • Hooper
  • Hopkins
  • Hopkins castle
  • Kibbie
  • Lee
  • Leisure
  • Martin
  • Merson
  • Miami Park
  • Millgrove
  • Moline
  • Monterey Center
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Neeley
  • New Richmond
  • New Salem
  • Old Saugatuck
  • Otsego
  • Overisel
  • Pearl
  • Pier Cove
  • Plainwell
  • Pullman
  • Saugatuck
  • Shelbyville
  • Sherman Park
  • Shorecrest
  • Shorewood
  • South Haven
  • South Haven Highlands
  • South Monterey
  • Spring Grove
  • Sulphur Springs
  • Watson
  • Wayland

Townships

  • Allegan Township
  • Casco Township
  • Cheshire Township
  • Clyde Township
  • Fillmore Township
  • Ganges Township
  • Gun Plain Township
  • Heath Township
  • Hopkins Township
  • Laketown Township
  • Lee Township
  • Leighton Township
  • Manlius Township
  • Martin Township
  • Monterey Township
  • Otsego Township
  • Overisel Township
  • Saint Charles Township
  • Sand Beach Township
  • Trowbridge Township
  • Valley Township
  • Watson Township
  • Wayland Township

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